General policy statement
In 2008 Parliament passed the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2008, allowing workers to be fired at will in the first 90 days of their employment. The Employment Relations (Probationary Period Repeal) Amendment Bill repeals that change, and restores the relevant provisions of the Employment Relations Act 2002 to the pre-2008 application. It does not reverse the changes made to the KiwiSaver Act 2006.
Clause by clause analysis
Clause 1 is the Title clause.
Clause 2 provides for the Bill to come into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.
Clause 3 provides that the Bill amends the Employment Relations Act 2000 (the principal Act).
Clause 4 sets out the purpose of the Bill.
Clause 5 states the application of the Bill.
Clause 6 amends section 67 to restore that provision to the pre-2008 status.
Clause 7 repeals sections 67A and 67B.